Past Field Trip Topics
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LINES, LINES, AND MORE LINES
Do a “line dance,” use lines to add texture, and make a picture using only lines. A very interactive field trip for our young visitors.
WARM AND COOL
Students will talk about warm and cool colors and differences in how they make us feel. We will then look at several paintings to see how different artists use warm and cool colors. Students will have the chance to make their own work of art using warm or cool colors.
We will look at black-figured pottery and red-figured pottery as students learn about the ancient Greeks and how they made art. Students will also learn positive and negative space along the way, then complete a positive/negative space project.
REGIONAL ART AND HISTORY/THOMAS MORAN AND YELLOWSTONE
We will watch a short film about Thomas Moran and how his influence helped Yellowstone become the first national park in America. Students will think about their own city, town or region and draw a picture to influence others to come visit.
LOOKING AT ART
Take a close up look at a famous painting or two, looking for clues for the “story” behind the painting. Then students will be their own art buyers and figure out which art works they would buy.
SEA TURTLES - AN ART WORKSHOP
Scientists and artists both look closely at objects, but how do they see things differently? We will look at sea turtles as artists, visit some art and writing about sea turtles from different cultures before making sea turtle art of our own.
ART IN WORDS
Suitable for any size group (20-120). Lesson includes discussion of how artists use words in their art, illuminated manuscripts from the Middle Ages, Islamic and Japanese calligraphy, and contemporary art. Students then create artwork incorporating words or letters. Lesson takes 30-45 minutes, project takes 15-30 minutes; students then have time to play. See detailed descriptions and standards.
Suitable for any size group (20-120). Farm fields make interesting patterns. Students will see several different kinds of crops growing in fields, then look at paintings of farmer’s fields as we talk about patterns and designs. They will then have a chance to make their own farm using different patterns.
GRADES 4 AND UP
Lesson includes discussion of the history of this famous painting. Students then do an art project based on the Mona Lisa.